Hidden notes in voice 2 should *not* cause an empty staff to show
Hi guys, sorry if this has been asked elsewhere. I know that the hidden note is a popular a workaround to make an empty staff show at specific points. A transparent text element is a much better workaround for this, and I think I read in another post that it's planned to be made "official": that would be great.
Hidden notes should not cause an empty staff to show, in my opinion.
Straight example why: cue notes.
When do you want to give cue notes? When an instrument has been silent for many bars.
But when do you want to hide an instrument from the main score? Also, when it's silent for many bars.
In my case, I've spent many hours carefully crafting the score. Then I moved to parts, and I started creating cues. Depending on the length of the cue (2, 3 maybe 4 bars) this can cause an empty staff to show in the main score sooner than intended, even though in the score the cue notes are obviously hidden. In the example picture, those are cue notes for the choir, which enters at the beginning of page 3, and they cause the soprano line to show too soon.
You may argue that an instrument should be shown in the score some bars before it starts playing. I may agree, but crafting the layout of a score already involves so many trade-offs... Preparing a score while already thinking about cues in parts is just too much to ask.
In this specific case: any idea on how I could solve it?